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Portlets in Action by Ashish Sarin

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Chapter 5. Building your own portal

This chapter covers

  • Creating organization, roles, and users in Liferay Portal
  • Creating portal pages and adding portlets
  • Setting permissions for portal pages and portlets
  • Configuring Liferay Portal
  • Developing portal themes and layouts with the Liferay Plugins SDK

Chapters 3 and 4 introduced the Portlet 2.0 API with an example Book Catalog portlet. Now that you know the nuts and bolts of portal development, it’s time to build your own web portal. In this chapter, you’ll develop a web portal, named Book Portal, with Liferay Portal.

You’ll see firsthand the importance of knowing your portal server and how built-in features of the portal server can reduce your development effort for custom portlets. How ...

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